Michael Fremer  |  Sep 05, 2015  |  76 comments
Grand scale examinations of the human condition tend to be preachy, didactic and obvious. The more interesting observations tend to be small scale and personal—in other words, how individuals deal with human foibles and circumstances beyond individual control generally are more compelling and interesting.

Michael Fremer  |  Sep 04, 2015  |  3 comments
On October 16th, 2015 Riverboat Record will release on CD The Attic Tapes a "vintage" collection of John Reborn recordings made two or three years before his Transatlantic Records debut. The double gatefold edition with exclusive tracks will be released early in 2016.

Michael Fremer  |  Sep 04, 2015  |  0 comments
Pure Vinyl™ and Pure Music® developer Channel D recently announced an update to its Seta Piccola phono preamplifier. The new Mk2 features a series of component improvements aimed it further improving its moving coil cartridge performance.

Michael Fremer  |  Sep 03, 2015  |  7 comments
Walker Audio, best known for its Proscenium air bearing turntable and air bearing tangential tracking tone arm recently announced the new Procession turntable featuring a pivoted arm.

Michael Fremer  |  Sep 03, 2015  |  22 comments
Analog Spark is a recent addition to the many companies now reissuing vinyl.

Michael Fremer  |  Sep 02, 2015  |  34 comments
The story that has been handed down through the decades goes like this: Simon and Garfunkel’s vinyl LPs were originally produced using master tapes. Because S&G became so popular, over time the tapes would show signs of wear, so Columbia engineers would make a copy, toss the original, and begin cutting lacquers using the copy.

Michael Fremer  |  Aug 31, 2015  |  10 comments
Today's analogplanet radio show may be the best yet in music programming terms.
Michael Fremer  |  Aug 28, 2015  |  14 comments
Let's not drag this out. Here are the file identities:

Michael Fremer  |  Aug 28, 2015  |  9 comments
I’ll tell you how I got into medieval era dance music similar to what’s on this record and on la Spagna: back in 1969 when I worked in the downstairs record store division of Minuteman in Harvard Square, a salesman named Duane who worked upstairs selling audio gear I could not at the time afford, insisted I buy a record on Deutsche Grammophone’s Archive Production label.

Michael Fremer  |  Aug 26, 2015  |  44 comments
Thanks to an reader I got a copy to review of the two LP deluxe edition of Sticky Fingers (Rolling Stones Records 376-484-4).